H&S Accomodation providers

Under the new H&S Act should we be asking accommodation providers (motels, hotels) for information when booking staff accommodation?
For example:

  • Is you hotel/motel sprinklered?
  • What type of alarm system is installed?
  • Please provide a copy of your current BWOF
  • Is the bedroom at ground level?
  • Does the bedroom have egress direct to the outside?
  • If not please describe the escape routes?
  • Has the Council issued any Dangerous Building Notice or any current Notice-to-Fix orders on the building?

That would be a matter for each employer (PCBU) to risk assess. But of course you would ensure your staff were accommodated in the best appointed accommodation available, wouldn’t you?

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